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'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

Lee DanielsLyndon B. JohnsonRonald ReaganDwight D. EisenhowerOprah WinfreyRichard NixonJohn F. Kennedy

Inspired by a true story, "Precious" director Daniels' fine drama - and compact history lesson - features many notable performances, led by Forest Whitaker's as a White House servant who tended to several presidents.

Playing the chief executives are Robin Williams (as Dwight D. Eisenhower); James Marsden (John F. Kennedy), Liev Schreiber (Lyndon B. Johnson), John Cusack (Richard Nixon) and Alan Rickman (particularly good as Ronald Reagan). Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda and Mariah Carey also star. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries; deleted scenes; outtakes; music video. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)

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